U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - 15 Minute Values and Statistics (DSI-9870)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00542

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - 15 Minute Values and Statistics is digital data set DSI-9870, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).ISIS is a continuation of earlier National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) surface-based solar monitoring programs. ISIS provides basic surface radiation data with repeatability, consistency, and accuracy based on reference standards maintained at levels better than 1%. ISIS addresses questions of spatial distributions and time trends at sites selected to be regionally representative and long-term continuous records of observations. The Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) operates the NOAA national broadband solar radiation network, which collects data in both the visible and ultraviolet (UV-B) wavebands. ISIS operates at two levels: Level 1 stations are basic, monitoring incoming radiation only; and Level 2 stations are more fully instrumented, focusing on surface radiation balance (SURFRAD).ISIS Level 1 stations operate in the United States of America. Currently NCDC has in archive data from ten stations located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bismarck, North Dakota; Desert Rock, Nevada; Hanford, California; Madison, Wisconsin; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Seattle, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sterling, Virginia; and Tallahassee, Florida; from 1995 onward. Major parameters in Level 1 15 Minute data are: identify and location of station; global irradiance using precision spectral pyranometer, plus its standard deviation; direct beam irradiance using precision pyrheliometer, plus its standard deviation; diffuse irradiance using precision spectral pyranometer, plus its standard deviation; UV-B irradiance using ultravioletbiometer, plus its standard deviation; global irradiance using silicon cell pyranometer, plus its maximum, minimum, and standard deviation; photosynthetic active radiation using silicon cell pyranometer under rotating shadow radiometer, plus its maximum, minimum, and standard deviation; global irradiance using silicon cell pyranometer under rotating shadow radiometer, plus its maximum, minimum, and standard deviation; and solar zenith angle.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 48.0 S: 30.0  E: -77.0  W: -123.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - 15 Minute Values and Statistics (DSI-9870)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > HANFORD
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > TALLAHASSEE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA > DESERT ROCK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO > ALBUQUERQUE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH DAKOTA > BISMARCK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE > OAK RIDGE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH > SALT LAKE CITY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA > STERLING
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > SEATTLE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN > MADISON


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1-15 Minute


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
SOLAR RADIATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
PYRANOMETERS    [Information]
PYRHELIOMETERS    [Information]
RADIOMETERS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-9870 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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